1920s Sheer Organza Drop Waist Dress

This original 1920s black georgette flapper dress, of American origin, is in extraordinary vintage condition. It has some very interesting design features including a double V-neck collar, with an overlaid decorative pin tucked deeper V-cut section below the first line of the collar. This micro pin tucking is neatly echoed on the cuff sleeves too. The dress has a low waist that also boasts horizontal rows of pin tucking in groups of three. The skirt has a deep sun-ray pleat flounce to give the dress a very gentle flare for both design and ease of movement. Completing the look, at the rear there is an integral asymmetric scarf that is attached to the left shoulder.

The dress has no labels and we would suggest that this was made by an excellent dressmaker's establishment. The manmade georgette fabric is medium weight and sheer therefore we recommend a slip is worn with this dress. That said, increasingly these are purchased to be worn as they are with modern undergarments. This would look very fresh and modern accessorised with boots and maybe a long cardigan, even perhaps belted.

The dress is as good as the day it was made which is extraordinary considering it is virtually 100 years old. There are no marks or wear or tear of any note. It is very robust and can be worn with ease. It is also a very good size and we estimate this can be worn by up to UK size 12, US size 8 but would suit smaller sizes too.

BUST - 46.4 in. (117.8 cm)
WAIST - 47.2 in. (119.9 cm)
HIP - 48 in. (121.9 cm)
LENGTH - 39 in. (99 cm)
SHOULDERS - 16.2 in. (41.1 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

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Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer, contactless, Paypal